Teddy Zhang ’97, president and CEO, HUBS1 to speak at HEC 88

The 88th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell will be held on campus, April 4–7, 2013, and students have been working all year to create an inspiring line-up of distinguished speakers to make this year’s HEC an outstanding event. One key speaker will be Teddy Zhang ’97, president and CEO of HUBS1.

Zhang launched HUBS1 in 2005, introducing the next-generation global distribution system for the hotel market in China. The firm's web-based platform enables hotels to manage their booking process in real time. Hotels use the platform to adjust room rates, room types, availabilities, and allotments—changes that are instantly reflected across all online and offline distribution channels.

Prior to founding HUBS1, Zhang was special assistant to the chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, a leading private-equity firm specializing in lodging investment. Zhang oversaw strategic planning and corporate finance at Thayer. Earlier, he held executive positions for major international hotel chains including Accor, Marriott, and Hilton, both in China and the United States.

Earlier this year, Zhang was named the Most Influential Executive in China Hotel Online Distribution. He was recognized in 2001 as a Top Financial Executive by US CFO & CONTROLLER magazine. Zhang graduated from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

At HEC, students will showcase the various skills they have learned throughout the year. It will be a weekend full of culinary delights, educational seminars, and professional networking. Register at www.register.hotelezracornell.com.